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    Default Assaults/theft in downtown Minneapolis

    Overall the police statistics seem to say that it isn't much worse.

    However, the video in this link is sickening and scary: http://www.citypages.com/news/pack-h...olis/560165761

    Definitely makes a person want to carry. But then, lots of places (private establishment) don't allow it, so how are you supposed to and then go to the Twins game or Vikings game? Anyway ...


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    The story I saw said these groups doing the thefts were going after easy targets, for example drunk people. If you are drinking you can't be carrying (legally) anyway.
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    Well I assume the guy in the video wasn't drunk. It looked to be in the middle of the day, but maybe it was after a Twins game and he was.

    One of the linked articles talks about a woman getting knocked out cold by a sucker punch, but that's not the same as packs going for cell phones. It is assault though.

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    Wow, this is really hard to watch:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tredwell View Post
    "During a three-day intensive robbery suppression effort a couple weeks ago, Minneapolis Police and Hennepin County deputies identified and arrested 16 suspects in the two attacks. The adults were charged with assault, but nearly half the suspects were juveniles."


    I don't care. I hope they go to prison for years.

    Doubt it will happen, but I would vote for it. Get people out of prison for marijuana related crimes, make room for people who commit violent assaults.

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    Wait, I was told here that these crimes really aren't happening. That the train is safe and sound. I was told that most of this is fake news.

    These random attacks have been happening for years but are increasing. Cops are afraid to do actual police work in fear of racism accusations, etc.. My area of North Mpls is a complete mess because of all of this.
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    The cell phone theft is a growing problem all over. One downside to having $1,000 phones.

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    I'm sorry, I really am .... but it's groups of young blacks.

    Show me video where I'm wrong. I'll admit I'm wrong and apologize. I don't know why that is the case, what socio-economic/cultural problems lead to it. But something causes it to be the case.


    Until the violence has a lull for a good couple months ... you see a group of young blacks congregating in public downtown, you put a cop on them. Simple as that.


    Again, sorry. But racism be damned. Protecting people from violence is more important.

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    If only these kids had received reparations. This could all be avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikited View Post
    Wait, I was told here that these crimes really aren't happening. That the train is safe and sound. I was told that most of this is fake news.

    These random attacks have been happening for years but are increasing. Cops are afraid to do actual police work in fear of racism accusations, etc.. My area of North Mpls is a complete mess because of all of this.
    Yes, this has been going on for years...I'm surprised that some were not aware of the problem.

    My wife and I and my friend went to the historic Chris Streveler 7-pass attempt game against San Jose State, and then decided to hang out in downtown Minneapolis that evening.

    It was pretty obvious that 20-25 black teenagers (maybe 15-20 years old?) would break up into 4 or 5 groups and stand at different corners. At around midnight, we crossed one of the streets to get some pizza, and right after we crossed, one of the groups surrounded my friend, who was walking behind my wife and I. One of the boys acted like he was giving my friend a hug, and reached for my friend's pockets while the others surrounded them. Fortunately, my wife and I saw what was going on and pulled him away from them.

    There was a police officer across the street, so we walked over and pointed out the group, and told him what happened, but he basically brushed it off and said it happens all of the time.

    I'm assuming those at the top (chief of police?, mayor?) have decided not to do anything about it, if this has been going on for many years, but I'm sure it keeps some people away from those areas, especially at night. I know it has had that effect on us.

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    Welcome to the world, guys. It's going to get far worse and probably never get even a little better for any length of time. If you want to be safer you should think about moving to St. Paul. On the bright side for Minneapolis, it isn't in the Top 50 and you only have a 1 in 91 chance of being a victim there. Those of you who want to blame progressives (and liberals) for crime in America should note that at least half of the the Top 100 cities are located in Red states.


    Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America – 2019

    1. Bessemer, AL

    Bessemer Violent Crime Rate: 29.8
    Your chance of being a victim: 1 in 34

    2. East St. Louis, IL

    East St. Louis Violent Crime Rate: 27.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 36

    3. Monroe, LA

    Monroe Violent Crime Rate: 22.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 44

    4. St. Louis, MO

    St. Louis Violent Crime Rate: 20.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 48

    5. Detroit, MI

    Detroit Violent Crime Rate: 20.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 49

    6. Baltimore, MD

    Baltimore Violent Crime Rate: 20.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 49

    7. Memphis, TN

    Memphis Violent Crime Rate: 20.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 50

    8. Camden, NJ

    Camden Violent Crime Rate: 19.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 51

    9. Flint, MI

    Flint Violent Crime Rate: 19.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 51

    10. Pine Bluff, AR

    Pine Bluff Violent Crime Rate: 18.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 54

    11. Danville, IL

    Danville Violent Crime Rate: 17.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 58

    12. Gadsden, AL

    Gadsden Violent Crime Rate: 17.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 58

    13. Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Violent Crime Rate: 17.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 58

    14. Wilmington, DE

    Wilmington Violent Crime Rate: 17.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 59

    15. Little Rock, AR

    Little Rock Violent Crime Rate: 16.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 61

    16. Rockford, IL

    Rockford Violent Crime Rate: 16.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62

    17. Saginaw, MI

    Saginaw Violent Crime Rate: 16.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62

    18. Chester, PA

    Chester Violent Crime Rate: 16.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62

    19. Milwaukee, WI

    Milwaukee Violent Crime Rate: 16.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62

    20. Myrtle Beach, SC

    Myrtle Beach Violent Crime Rate: 16.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 63

    21. San Bernardino, CA

    San Bernardino Violent Crime Rate: 15.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 64

    22. Cleveland, OH

    Cleveland Violent Crime Rate: 15.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 64

    23. Alexandria, LA

    Alexandria Violent Crime Rate: 14.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 69

    24. Stockton, CA

    Stockton Violent Crime Rate: 14.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 70

    25. Albuquerque, NM

    Albuquerque Violent Crime Rate: 13.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 72

    26. Riviera Beach, FL

    Riviera Beach Violent Crime Rate: 13.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 73

    27. Indianapolis, IN

    Indianapolis Violent Crime Rate: 13.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 74

    28. Springfield, MO

    Springfield Violent Crime Rate: 13.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 74

    29. East Point, GA

    East Point Violent Crime Rate: 13.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 74

    30. Oakland, CA

    Oakland Violent Crime Rate: 13.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 76

    31. Lake Worth, FL

    Lake Worth Violent Crime Rate: 13.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 77

    32. Florence, SC

    Florence Violent Crime Rate: 12.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 77

    33. Trenton, NJ

    Trenton Violent Crime Rate: 12.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 78

    34. Texarkana, TX

    Texarkana Violent Crime Rate: 12.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 78

    35. Shawnee, OK

    Shawnee Violent Crime Rate: 12.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 79

    36. Newburgh, NY

    Newburgh Violent Crime Rate: 12.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 79

    37. Muskogee, OK

    Muskogee Violent Crime Rate: 12.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 80

    38. Wheeling, WV

    Wheeling Violent Crime Rate: 12.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 81

    39. Charleston, WV

    Charleston Violent Crime Rate: 12.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 81

    40. Kalamazoo, MI

    Kalamazoo Violent Crime Rate: 12.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 81

    41. Anchorage, AK

    Anchorage Violent Crime Rate: 12.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 82

    42. Compton, CA

    Compton Violent Crime Rate: 12.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 84

    43. Jackson, MI

    Jackson Violent Crime Rate: 11.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 85

    44. Canton, OH

    Canton Violent Crime Rate: 11.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 85

    45. Nashville, TN

    Nashville Violent Crime Rate: 11.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 86

    46. Clinton, IA

    Clinton Violent Crime Rate: 11.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 86

    47. Harrisburg, PA

    Harrisburg Violent Crime Rate: 11.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 87

    48. Albany, GA

    Albany Violent Crime Rate: 11.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 87

    49. Niagara Falls, NY

    Niagara Falls Violent Crime Rate: 11.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 87

    50. Farmington, NM

    Farmington Violent Crime Rate: 11.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 88

    51. Lansing, MI

    Lansing Violent Crime Rate: 11.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 88

    52. New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans Violent Crime Rate: 11.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 88

    53. Houston, TX

    Houston Violent Crime Rate: 11.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 89

    54. Atlantic City, NJ

    Atlantic City Violent Crime Rate: 11.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 90

    55. Daytona Beach, FL

    Daytona Beach Violent Crime Rate: 11.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 91

    56. Minneapolis, MN

    Minneapolis Violent Crime Rate: 11.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 91


    57. Chicago, IL

    Chicago Violent Crime Rate: 11.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 91

    58. Hartford, CT

    Hartford Violent Crime Rate: 10.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 92

    59. Holyoke, MA

    Holyoke Violent Crime Rate: 10.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 92

    60. Pontiac, MI

    Pontiac Violent Crime Rate: 10.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 92

    61. Springfield, IL

    Springfield Violent Crime Rate: 10.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 92

    62. York, PA

    York Violent Crime Rate: 10.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 94

    63. Chattanooga, TN

    Chattanooga Violent Crime Rate: 10.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 94

    64. Beaumont, TX

    Beaumont Violent Crime Rate: 10.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 94

    65. Salisbury, MD

    Salisbury Violent Crime Rate: 10.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 95

    66. Pueblo, CO

    Pueblo Violent Crime Rate: 10.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 95

    67. Tulsa, OK

    Tulsa Violent Crime Rate: 10.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 95

    68. Baton Rouge, LA

    Baton Rouge Violent Crime Rate: 10.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 96

    69. South Bend, IN

    South Bend Violent Crime Rate: 10.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 96

    70. Wichita, KS

    Wichita Violent Crime Rate: 10.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 98

    71. North Las Vegas, NV

    North Las Vegas Violent Crime Rate: 10.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 98

    72. Buffalo, NY

    Buffalo Violent Crime Rate: 10.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 98

    73. Desert Hot Springs, CA

    Desert Hot Springs Violent Crime Rate: 10.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 98

    74. Washington, DC

    Washington, DC Violent Crime Rate: 10.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 100

    75. Battle Creek, MI

    Battle Creek Violent Crime Rate: 10.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 100

    76. Jackson, TN

    Jackson Violent Crime Rate: 9.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 101

    77. Fall River, MA

    Fall River Violent Crime Rate: 9.9
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 102

    78. Huntington, WV

    Huntington Violent Crime Rate: 9.8
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 102

    79. Modesto, CA

    Modesto Violent Crime Rate: 9.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 103

    80. Atlanta, GA

    Atlanta Violent Crime Rate: 9.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 103

    81. Shreveport, LA

    Shreveport Violent Crime Rate: 9.7
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 104

    82. Homestead, FL

    Homestead Violent Crime Rate: 9.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 104

    83. Miami Beach, FL

    Miami Beach Violent Crime Rate: 9.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 104

    84. Brockton, MA

    Brockton Violent Crime Rate: 9.6
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 104

    85. Cincinnati, OH

    Cincinnati Violent Crime Rate: 9.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 105

    86. Fort Myers, FL

    Fort Myers Violent Crime Rate: 9.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 105

    87. Chicago Heights, IL

    Chicago Heights Violent Crime Rate: 9.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 106

    88. Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia Violent Crime Rate: 9.5
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 106

    89. Juneau, AK

    Juneau Violent Crime Rate: 9.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 106

    90. Burlington, IA

    Burlington Violent Crime Rate: 9.4
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 107

    91. Richmond, CA

    Richmond Violent Crime Rate: 9.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 108

    92. North Charleston, SC

    North Charleston Violent Crime Rate: 9.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 108

    93. Lauderhill, FL

    Lauderhill Violent Crime Rate: 9.3
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 108

    94. Port Huron, MI

    Port Huron Violent Crime Rate: 9.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 108

    95. Jacksonville, AR

    Jacksonville Violent Crime Rate: 9.2
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 109

    96. Newark, NJ

    Newark Violent Crime Rate: 9.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 110

    97. Huntsville, AL

    Huntsville Violent Crime Rate: 9.1
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 110

    98. Rochester, NY

    Rochester Violent Crime Rate: 9.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 111

    99. Knoxville, TN

    Knoxville Violent Crime Rate: 9.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 111

    100. Albany, NY

    Albany Violent Crime Rate: 9.0
    Chance of being a victim: 1 in 111

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    Red States, but Blue cities Cruze

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
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    Please show your work on what makes Bessemer, AL or Monroe, LA "blue cities".

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    Quote Originally Posted by howeda7 View Post
    Please show your work on what makes Bessemer, AL or Monroe, LA "blue cities".
    Bessemer is a suburb of Birmingham, both of which are run by Democrat mayors. Also true of Monroe.

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